Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) analysis are a group of tests performed to know conditions of your spine and brain. CSF is a fluid that flows freely throughout the central nervous system. This analysis requires a small sample of CSF on which a series of tests are performed.
CSF is vital for nutrient transportation through nervous system. It also protects the brain from sudden shock. Choroid plexus in brain produces this essential fluid which is again absorbed by the blood stream. Besides performing various essential functions within the central nervous system, CSF also helps in waste removal while flowing through brain and spinal cord.Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Test Cost in Various Indian Cities
|City||Average Price||Starting Price||Price Upto|
|Anantapur||Rs. 405.00||Rs. 250.00||Rs. 600.00|
|Bangalore||Rs. 585.00||Rs. 450.00||Rs. 850.00|
|Chennai||Rs. 625.00||Rs. 150.00||Rs. 1600.00|
|Coimbatore||Rs. 819.00||Rs. 400.00||Rs. 2640.00|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 761.00||Rs. 170.00||Rs. 3014.00|
|Kolkata||Rs. 518.00||Rs. 150.00||Rs. 1450.00|
|Kurnool||Rs. 375.00||Rs. 300.00||Rs. 450.00|
|Mumbai||Rs. 788.00||Rs. 400.00||Rs. 1500.00|
|Nalgonda||Rs. 440.00||Rs. 200.00||Rs. 600.00|
|Delhi||Rs. 584.00||Rs. 250.00||Rs. 1500.00|
|Noida||Rs. 459.00||Rs. 200.00||Rs. 650.00|
|Pune||Rs. 670.00||Rs. 400.00||Rs. 2000.00|
|Srikakulam||Rs. 425.00||Rs. 300.00||Rs. 650.00|
|Thane||Rs. 570.00||Rs. 350.00||Rs. 800.00|
Cerebral spinal fluid test involves determination of fluid pressure, protein and glucose content, RBC and WBC counts and types, presence of pathogen etc. In short, the CSF test can provide every single information related to the central nervous system.
The sample collection needs medical expertise and is performed by a specialized health practitioner through the lumbar puncture procedure which is also known as spinal tap.
During the procedure, patients are required to change in hospital gowns and lie down on their side. They are also required to crawl their knees up to their chest. This position allows your doctor to insert a needle through your lower back into the spinal column. The procedure can be carried out within 30 – 45 minutes where you remain under local anesthesia and numbing cream.
Once the needle reaches the desired position, a small amount of CSF is withdrawn. The needle is then ejected out and the needful is done by the doctor following which you can prepare to leave for home. Post procedure, it may be slightly painful and patients are required to take ample rest and perhaps pain relievers are also prescribed.